Tue | Sep 28, 2021

Fight against COVID-19 – Vaccination blitz continues

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:06 AM
Scores of people seen leaving Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre after they got the AstraZeneca vaccine during a vaccination blitz last Saturday.
Scores of people seen leaving Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre after they got the AstraZeneca vaccine during a vaccination blitz last Saturday.
Maureen Saunders, a newspaper vendor on a wheelchair, came out early Saturday morning to get her COVID-19 vaccination during the vaccination blitz at the National Arena.
Maureen Saunders, a newspaper vendor on a wheelchair, came out early Saturday morning to get her COVID-19 vaccination during the vaccination blitz at the National Arena.
A family (from left), Faiza Usman, Muhammad Zulfiqar, Ayesha Zulfiqar and Ali Hamza, who have been living in Jamaica for over 20 years but is originally from Pakistan, await their turn to get the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre d
A family (from left), Faiza Usman, Muhammad Zulfiqar, Ayesha Zulfiqar and Ali Hamza, who have been living in Jamaica for over 20 years but is originally from Pakistan, await their turn to get the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre during the vaccination blitz on Saturday.
Thaddeus Blight filling out a form for his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at Denbigh Primary School during the vaccination blitz. Beside him is his wife Veronica, who is fully vaccinated.
Thaddeus Blight filling out a form for his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at Denbigh Primary School during the vaccination blitz. Beside him is his wife Veronica, who is fully vaccinated.
A teacher from Clarendon was among scores of persons who went to Denbigh Primary School to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Saturday.
A teacher from Clarendon was among scores of persons who went to Denbigh Primary School to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Saturday.
Norma Blagrove, 75, and her son Othneil, 46, wait their turn at Denbigh Primary School to receive the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Saturday.
Norma Blagrove, 75, and her son Othneil, 46, wait their turn at Denbigh Primary School to receive the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Saturday.
Nurse Shannon Bowden administers the AstraZeneca vaccine to 18-year-old Siya Kirpalani, who came with her mother and grandmother to get vaccinated at the National Arena on Saturday.
Nurse Shannon Bowden administers the AstraZeneca vaccine to 18-year-old Siya Kirpalani, who came with her mother and grandmother to get vaccinated at the National Arena on Saturday.
Kimberley Hamilton (left) and Jordan Levy with their vaccination cards shortly after they got the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre.
Kimberley Hamilton (left) and Jordan Levy with their vaccination cards shortly after they got the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre.
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The Ministry of Health and Wellness launched an islandwide vaccination blitz on Saturday after receiving 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine last Friday from the United Kingdom.

The current vaccination drive is open to those who are 18 years old and over. Here are some highlights of the vaccination blitz through the lenses of The Gleaner’s photographers.